Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that playing in empty stadiums has worked against Celtic this season.
Celtic haven’t topped the Scottish Premiership since the opening-day, and since losing the first Old Firm of the campaign in October, never looked like achieving an unprecedented 10 league titles in a row.
Coupling in their tame League Cup and European exits, it’s been a wretched season for the Glasgow giants, with Sunday’s trip to Ibrox in the Scottish Cup providing their last chance of avoiding a first trophyless campaign since 2010-2011.
But whilst Celtic could still win the Scottish Cup and break Rangers’ unbeaten run, which would at least salvage some pride, McAvennie believes that Hoops supporters wouldn’t have allowed certain individuals to perform how they have done had they been at Parkhead.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“It would have been an awful lot different if the fans were in, because the fans wouldn’t have let some of these players stroll about – they get away with it.
“It’s like they’re thinking ‘nobody is here, nobody sees me’. There are millions of people around the world.
“It helped some teams, it definitely didn’t help Celtic.”